Wednesday, April 25, 2012

#30DaysofBiking: Venti, Not Vashon

I had great, virtuous plans for the "V" day of #30DaysofBiking. I would rise early, meet up with friends, ride to Vashon Island and check on the bike tree. But alas, all the friends I asked had jobs they had to go to or other commitments for the day, so that plan was thwarted. I could go alone, but when the day dawns very wet, the idea of venturing out early loses a lot of its appeal.

My wise wife points out that I've been working very hard lately. The nice weather has made it very busy at the bike shop and between working, riding, writing and blogging, I've really not had a good day of doing not much in a while. The good weather has decided to be elsewhere today, which is Wednesday to most people but with my work every weekend schedule it's like a Saturday to me.

"Rainy days," Christine notes, "are for taking it easy, maybe going to the coffee shop." I married a very smart woman.

"Maybe you need a very big cup of coffee," she said, "V is for Venti."

So we ride to Starbucks.

It is clearing up by the time we venture out on our velocipedes and the sun is shining as we ride back home.

3 miles for the day.

Kent "Mountain Turtle" Peterson
Issaquah WA USA


dcee604 said...

That sounds like the perfect way to spend a day with your Valentine! (Had to stick a 'V' word in there)

RoadieRyan said...

Wasn't it Caesar who said
Velo, Vidi, Venti - loosely "I cycled, I saw, I drank coffee"?